Styles in Writer

The following information concerns Writer styles that you can apply using the Styles deck of the Sidebar.

If you want, you can edit the styles of the current document, and then save the document as a template. To save the document as template, choose File - Templates - Save as Template.

Style Category

These are the different categories of formatting styles.




Use Character Styles to format single characters, or entire words and phrases. If you want, you can nest Character Styles.


Use Paragraph Styles to format paragraphs, including the font type and size. You can also select the paragraph style to apply to the next paragraph.


Use Frame Styles to format text and graphic frames.


Use Page Styles to organize the structure of the document, and to add page numbers. You can also specify the page style to apply to the first page that follows after a page break.


Use List Styles to format ordered or unordered lists.

Style Groups

These are the style groups that you can display in the Styles window.




Displays styles appropriate to the current context.

Allir stĂ­lar

Displays all styles of the active style category.

NotaĂ°ir stĂ­lar

Displays the styles (of selected category) applied in the current document.

SĂ©rsniĂ°nir stĂ­lar

Displays all user-defined styles in the selected style category.


Displays formatting styles for text.

Document Structure

Displays formatting styles for structuring documents.


Displays formatting styles for ordered or unordered lists.


Displays formatting styles for indexes.

Special Styles

Displays formatting styles for headers, footers, footnotes, endnotes, tables, and captions.

HTML stĂ­lar

Displays a list of styles for HTML documents.

Skilyrtir stĂ­lar

Displays the user-defined conditional styles.


Displays the styles in the selected category in a hierarchical list. To view the styles in a sublevel, click on the plus sign (+) next to the sublevel name.

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